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Safekeeping of cleaning agents reported by parents of preschool children in Croatia

Babić, Željka; Kovačić Jelena; Franić Zrinka; Bjelajac, Adrijana; Varnai, Veda Marija; Macan, Jelena; Turk, Rajka
Safekeeping of cleaning agents reported by parents of preschool children in Croatia // Clinical Toxicology
Napulj, Italija, 2019. str. 128-128 doi:10.1080/15563650.2019.1598646 (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, ostalo)

Safekeeping of cleaning agents reported by parents of preschool children in Croatia
(Navike roditelja predškolske djece vezane uz čuvanje proizvoda za čišćenje u hrvatskim kućanstvima)

Babić, Željka ; Kovačić Jelena ; Franić Zrinka ; Bjelajac, Adrijana ; Varnai, Veda Marija ; Macan, Jelena ; Turk, Rajka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

Clinical Toxicology / - , 2019, 128-128

39th International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT)

Mjesto i datum
Napulj, Italija, 21-24.05.2019

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Proizvodi za čišćenje, roditelji, Hrvatska
(Cleaning products, parents, Croatia)

Objective: Cleaning agents are the leading source of poisoning in preschool children based on the experience of the Croatian Poison Control Centre (CPCC) telephone information service [1]. Methods: During February-June 2018 CPCC conducted a pilot study with parents of preschool children attending kindergartens in the capital, Zagreb, which included a questionnaire on safekeeping of common sources of poisoning. Possible answers to the question about storing cleaning products were: in child-proof compartments (i.e. locked with a key or secured by child-proof lock) ; out of reach of children, or in any other place. They were also asked whether or not they sometimes store cleaning agents, products for personal hygiene, cosmetics and medications out of the original packaging. Results: There were 138 participants in total. Median age of parents was 38 years (IQR 34-40, range 24-55 years). Most of them were women (73%), highly educated (83% with post-secondary education) and currently employed (93%). They most commonly had one (42%) or two children (44%), and rarely three or more (14%). Storing substances out of reach of children was by far the most prevalent way of safekeeping cleaning agents at home (reported by 72% of the parents). The safest storage method (in child-proof compartments) was reported by the minority of parents (11%), while 17% reported keeping cleaning agents in other places that may be accessible to children. Almost one third (29%) of the parents stated they sometimes store household products including cleaning agents out of the original packaging. Women were twice as likely to men to report this habit (34 women which was 34% of all participating women versus 6 men which was 16% of all men, chi-square test, p ¼ 0.045). Conclusion: Only 11% of parents interviewed store cleaning agents in child-proof compartments. Educational prevention action should be aimed at promoting this way of safekeeping as preferable to the currently used method of keeping products “out of reach of children” which is open to interpretation by each parent. Additionally, parents (especially women given their frequent use of cleaning products) need to be warned that storing products out of the original packaging (especially in food or beverage containers) could easily lead to poisoning.

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Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita


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